When he’s not contributing cultural criticism to literary magazines, Michael Lipscomb writes screenplays of all genres except horror. He’s also a member of FIFO, a film consortium attempting to place Pennsylvania on the filmmaking map. A quarterfinalist in the Scriptapalooza National Competition, he won an ASCAP Deems/Taylor Award (1993) for his provocative interview with one of rap music’s leading intellects, KRSOne.
But Mr. Lipscomb’s creative journey began in the ‘80’s in New York’s Lower East Side theater scene, where he directed a production of Bertolt Brecht’s “Baal”. A stint as a Literature and Theater consultant for the New York State Council on the Arts followed before he ultimately concentrated on film.
In 1999, he produced, wrote, and directed the short “Reforming Charlie”, which led to writing assignments for several independent producers. A political thriller “Milosevic Must Die” (2002) is a standout project. So is “I Love My People, But” (2009), a documentary series on ethnicity which he wrote, directed and narrated.
In a world that demands specialty and versatility, Mr. Lipscomb bridges this contradiction in the three platforms that matter: film and video narrative, publishing and web content, and live performance and public speaking.
Unique traits: Creative, analytical, flexible, sensitive and athletic
Quarterfinalist, Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Contest
ASCAP Deems Taylor Award, Best Interview
Washington University in St Louis
Herbert Bergoff Studio